For this review and giveaway, I thought it would be interesting to work with Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate. Unlike the Virgin Coconut Oil that was sent to me prior for an earlier review and giveaway, this is different, being a food of certified concentrated organic whole coconut meat and not a cooking oil.
Though those ways are also delicious, especially in coffee, I decided to experiment with some of this Coconut Cream Concentrate and the Virgin Coconut Oil (shortening-like consistency) to make my Best Coconut Pound Cake recipe.
This recipe is for a fine-grained pound cake that you can make in a 10-inch tube-pan or in loaf pans. I like to bake this cake in three small loaf pans so to avoid temptation. This way I can freeze two loaves for later and resist eating too much at one time.
I do hope that you will try this recipe because it is sinfully good plain without need of a glaze and keeps well!
My Best Coconut Pound Cake
1/4 cup of margarine
1/2 cup of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil
2 cups of sugar
3 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of buttermilk or sour milk
1 teaspoon of coconut extract or vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate
Cream margarine, virgin coconut oil, and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Sift flour, salt, and soda into a separate mixing bowl. Add slowly to creamed mixture alternating with buttermilk or the sour milk. Add your coconut or vanilla extract last. Pour into three well greased small loaf pans or one greased 10-inch tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
*Disclaimer: This is my own honest opinion. No money was exchanged. I received a free product to facilitate this review.*
Thanks to Tropical Traditions, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins a 32-oz. jar of their own Coconut Cream Concentrate ($30 value)!
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This giveaway ends August 7, 2011 at 12 PM Eastern Standard Time. The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.